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					                  SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

                 Higher Education
                            MA in Education

Commitment to Social Justice and Accountability
            Interested in a
                      career in higher education?                                                                                                                                “
                                                                                                                                                                               During my first semester I realized
                                                                                                                                                                the importance of being in a program that integrates its

                                                                                                                                                                     MA and PhD students under one roof.
                     Is the absence of a master’s degree
                limiting your advancement
                                                                                                                                                                                              When searching for a graduate school, I was
                                                                                                                                                                                   intrigued by CGU because of its intimate setting, academic
                                                                                                                                                                                   rigor, and outstanding reputation. During my first semester I

                                                                                                                                                                                   realized the importance of being in a program that integrates
                                                                                                                                                                                   its MA and PhD students under one roof. I knew the stimulating
                                                                                                                                                                                   conversations that took place in and out of the classroom
                                                                                                                                                                                   would help prepare me for the challenges I would experience
                                                                                                                                                                                   once I reached my goal of becoming a community college
                                                                                                                                                                                   administrator. As an MA student in education, I’ve had the
                                                                                                                                                                                   opportunity to learn, not only from faculty but also from my

                                                                                                                                                                                   classmates, practical and theoretical solutions to contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                   problems plaguing our higher education institutions.
                                                                                                                           Tannia Robles
                      SCHOOL OF             Educational Studies                                                     MA in Education with an emphasis
                                                                                                                           in Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                                             It is encouraging to be in a program where a
                                                                                                                                                                                   student feels that their contributions to the classroom and
                                                                                                                                                                                   to the program are of great value. Now that I am coming to
                      The Master of Arts prepares you for a             faculty, you are encouraged to build                                                                       the end of my program I realize that I am better prepared to
                      broad range of diverse job opportunities          your own program to meet your specific                                                                     contribute to the community college system.

    Master of Arts    including professional entry-level and            interests and objectives.
                      middle-management in academic,
    in Education:     administrative, institutional, public policy,     The programs feature small classes and
    Emphasis on       and student affairs offices of two- and           allow you to choose your emphasis:
Higher Education      four-year colleges and universities, as well      ➜ Community College Leadership

                      as in multi-campus systems, foundations,          ➜ Student Affairs

                      and government agencies.                          ➜ Diversity in Higher Education                            CGU is a great choice for students who want
                                                                        ➜ Institutional Change and Accountability    to connect their academic learning and their research

                      The programs emphasize a transdisciplinary        ➜ Human Development/Adult                        to their work experience outside of school.
                      approach and are highly individualized and            Development
                      designed to meet your career and personal         ➜ History and Philosophy
                      goals. With the assistance of an engaged          ➜ Public Policy Analysis
                                                                                                                                    As a mid-career professional in higher education
                                                                                                                         administration, I’ve been very pleased with the flexibility
                                                                                                                         available at CGU. I can focus on topics broadly related to my
                                                                                                                         profession and my work, while gaining tremendous exposure
                                              ➜ Graduate education informs the work of professionals in the field
                                                                                                                         to fields outside my own. The faculty and my fellow class-
                                              ➜ As a graduate student, your development to your fullest                  mates help me relate my academic work to my career
                                                 intellectual potential requires graduate faculty to be as               interests, and also provide a friendly support network.
Five Fundamental                                 concerned with teaching and advising as with research                   Master’s degree students take many courses alongside PhD
        Principles                            ➜ In view of the important perspectives and experiences that you           students, so exposure to original scholarship is more extensive
                                                 bring to your own education, effective teaching must respond            than it might be in a masters-only program. And CGU’s small
of CGU’s Higher                                  to your needs as an adult learner                                       size means that each student meets and gets to know a
       Education                              ➜ Graduate education is most effective when it occurs in
                                                                                                                         sizable fraction of the student body.                                                   Andrew Shaindlin
         Program                                 small, participatory seminars and one-on-one advising                                                                                                       MA in Education with an emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in Higher Education
                                              ➜ In a world of rampant specialization, graduate education is
                                                 most effective when it broadly prepares you to understand and
                                                 to interact with the more general environment of education
   program                                                  ➜ Build Your              Own
                                                                                                                                                        Our Faculty

                                                                                                                                                                   The interests of the SES faculty span all levels of
                                                                                                                                                        education and a wide variety of academic disciplines. From
                                                                                                                                                        access and stratification in higher education to the education of
                                                                                                                                                        minorities in elite institutions, the range in our faculty’s subjects
                                                                                                                                                        of study will spark lively discussion and debate.
                                                                                                                                                                   Faculty members actively contribute to both scholarly
                                                                                                                                                        literature and to practice in the field; their engagement in
                                                                                                                                                        research that matters will enrich your classroom experience.

The School of
Studies (SES)                                                                                                                                           Your Classes

                                                                                                                                                                  In order to accommodate the schedules of working full-time
                                                                                                                                                        professionals, most courses begin at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. In addition
                                                                                                                                                        to the courses listed in the sample plans, a sampling of other courses
                                                                                                                                                        focusing on higher education and adult development include:

                                                                                                                                                        ➜ The Community College Mission Today
                                                                                                                                                        ➜ Issues in Community College Administration
                                                                                                                                                        ➜ Leadership for Creating a Culture of Evidence in Community Colleges
                     Community College                                 Higher Education/                                                                ➜ Adult Development
       encourages    Emphasis                                          Student Affairs Emphasis                                                         ➜ Adolescent Development
    you to address                                                                                                                                      ➜ Adult Education
                                                                                                                                                        ➜ College Student Development
         YOUR        Sample Plan - (30 units)                          Sample Plan - (30 units)                                                         ➜ Immigrant Youth
 PROFESSIONAL        ➜ History and Philosophy of Higher Education      ➜ History and Philosophy of Higher Education                                     ➜ Institutional Change and Assessment in Educational Settings
AND ACADEMIC         ➜ Governance and Change in Higher Education       ➜ Governance and Change in Higher Education                                      ➜ Gender Issues in Education
                     ➜ The College Student Experience                  ➜ The College Student Experience                                                 ➜ Public Policy Dimensions of Higher Education
        GOALS                                                                                                                                           ➜ Learning and Pedagogical Theories
                     ➜ Community College Issues                        ➜ Public Policy in Higher Education
     by developing                                                                                                                                      Note: Up to 24 MA units may be transferred into the PhD program.
                     ➜ Leadership for Creating a Culture of Evidence   ➜ The Economics of Higher Education
your own program.      in the Community Colleges                       ➜ Organization Implications of Diversity
                     ➜ Organization Implications of Diversity          ➜ Social Capital, Cultural Capital, and
                     ➜ Stratification of Higher Education                Educational Opportunity
                     ➜ Master’s Critique or Thesis                     ➜ Master’s Critique or Thesis

                                                                                                       Research That Matters

                                                                                                                 The following is a sampling of some of the diverse research areas of study that past higher education students
                                                                                                       have examined: Persistence of Chicano/Latino Undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Majors; A Human
                                                                                                       Resources Development Approach to Part-Time Faculty in the Community College; The Relationship of Institutional Diversity
                                                                                                       Efforts and Job Satisfaction in Higher Education Student Affairs; Modernizing Higher Education Administration: How Market
                                                                                                       and Economic Factors are Changing Small College and University Business Operations, among others.
              CONTACT US

For further information about the MA program
   in Higher Education, please contact us at:
   Tel: (909) 621-8075 / Fax: (909) 621-8734
         Email: Education.Info@cgu.edu

                    School of Educational Studies
                    150 East Tenth Street, Harper 202
                    Claremont, CA 91711

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